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Beaten Track

Roadblock sitting at the back of my head
I ain’t moving forward
Have i put myself right back to square one
Or is it one hundred

Only one more hill to climb
Just one more setback
Is this just more overtime
Or am i just treading that same old beaten track

Fog gets thicker, keeps piling up
Traffic lights stuck on red
I got stuck on a speed restriction
Block at the back of my head

Will it all just fade away
With just one more setback
Will there be a better day
Or am i just treading that same old beaten track

Will i ever reach where i’m trying to go
It ain’t getting easier
Or just get stuck in the contra flow
And run out of ideas

Yet another obstacle
Don’t need no more setbacks
I don’t need a miracle
Just wanna get off that same well beaten track

Get Back, Wetback

You got to get back wetback, you’re not welcome here
Except in the harvest when we turn a deaf ear
The might of America has said to you no
And don’t you remember the Alamo

Get back, wetback, across the Rio Grande
Get out of Texas, back to your homeland(2x)

Don’t expect no sympathy from old Uncle Sam
The land of the free means you can’t come in
You may have killed our fathers and said to us no
But don’t you remember the Alamo

Get back, wetback, across the Rio Grande
Get out of Texas, back to your homeland (2x)

The Indians will rise just wait and see
No man deserves such poverty
You may have killed our fathers and said to us no
But don’t you remember the Alamo

Get back, wetback, across the Rio Grande
Get out of Texas, back to your homeland (2x)

Innocent Look
thanx to Kelly Hell!

There's a time, there's a place
You've got that innocent look on your face
And I know, yeah in my heart
I know that you and I will never be apart
Oh cos i believe there's no time tomorrow
And i believe in the sun
Oh i believe that you and i have just begun

There's a heart, there's a mind
I know that you and i are two of a kind
And I stare into your eyes
I know that you and i will always realize
Oh cos i believe there's no time tomorrow
And i believe in the sun
Oh i believe that you and i have just begun

Oh cos i believe there's no time tomorrow
And i believe in the sun
Oh i believe that you and i have just begun

There's a time, there's a place
You've got that innocent look on your face
And i stare into your eyes
I know that you and i will always realize
Oh cuz i believe there's no time tomorrow
And i believe in the sun
Oh i believe that you and i have just begun

We've just begun-- We've just begun 

No Tomorrow

Clocking in and out it’s just another dull old day
Factory life from nine to five, in the same old way
Life is just for working, there’s no time for play
You can sit and slowly watch the years drift away

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Like there’s no tomorrow, forget about your sorrow,
Before you know your time will come and go
Like there’s no tomorrow, forget about your sorrow,
Find a line, your precious time, before you know it’ll come and go

Look at him, he’s working blindly, runs with the rat race,
You can see each day, each week, carved out of his face,
When the work is over he runs home to his wife,
He works for his money, but she runs his life

chorus

Why don’t you, why don’t you, come alive, why oh why,
Are you satisfied, satisfied, with your life, trouble and strife,
There’s no goal in a pot of gold, you’ll never find, peace of mind,
Thirty five, thirty five summers to go

Toil for your two up-two down, the two of you alone,
Struggling to pay your way, to pay to use the phone,
Then they stay at home and watch the TV all night,
‘cos the papers say outside, well you’ll die of fright

chorus

Indians

Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the medicine man
Should never have listened to white mans plan
A reservation could not be a home
The hills and plains are what we own

American natives, they lived off the land
Should never have listened to white mans plan
Promises made to men of the Sioux
But white mans word had no value

The Indians, The Indians, The Indians (2x)

Thrown out the cavalry three times or more
Custer was the voice of America
A drunken general at the break of dawn
Led to their death, but they were warned

Custer led his men across the Little Big Horn
He didn’t belong in the Indians home
A massacre, cavalry all dead
Don’t believe a word that the white man said

The Indians, The Indians, The Indians (2x)

Davey Crockett and the Alamo
Only one hundred years ago
Pawnee, Comanche and Arapaho
Only one hundred years ago

American natives, they lived off the land
Should never have listened to white mans plan
Promises made to men of the Sioux
But white mans word had no value

The Indians, The Indians, The Indians (2x)

Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the medicine man
Should never have listened to white mans plan
A reservation couldn’t be a home
The hills and plains are what we own

Brave men and wise men, they lived off the land
Should never have listened to white mans plans
Promises made to men of the Sioux
But white mans word had no value

The Indians, The Indians, The Indians (2x)

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It Doesn´t Really Bother Me

thanx to KC!

Have you stopped watching me-You thought there´d be so much to see
But i know cause i´m not made that way- I won´t to fight another day
Spend all my time just walking around
Hands in my pocket staring at the ground

And it doesn´t really bother me
Cause she´s not here

Well i can hear the mission bell-I threw all my money in the wishing well
But i know nothing´s happened yet- I´m not gonna get what i´m not gonna get 
And she´s still so far out of  reach
But i know just what i need

And it doesn´t really bother me
Cause she´s not here

I´m just woken up to reality-I don´t need anyone to set me free
What i need is the little thing inside- That makes me want to run and hide 
And if i don´t like the way things go
I´ll be the only one that knows

And it doesn´t really bother me
And it doesn´t really bother me
And it doesn´t really bother me
Cause she´s not here

Nothing Left But The Bones 

Keep losing count of the time that I’ll save
Can’t carry this burden from my cradle to my grave
I’ll shake it off now, I’ll make my mind sound
Shake it off now, I’m coming on round

Chorus: 

Don’t dig the dirt just to settle the score
I don’t wanna hear from you no more
Done my time in the combat zone
Don’t dig it up now, there’s nothing left but the bones

Sad sob story strikes close to home
No comfort knowing you’re not alone
I’ll move my mountain, I’ll crack this code
I’ll move my mountain, I’ll shed this load

Chorus

Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones

Kicked this habit, buried the stick
Nip the bud or it’ll rise up quick
No use speaking in an alien tongue
Stand by my side, my only one

Don’t want no-one else taking credit for this
I’ve worked so hard and the suffering fits
I’ve eaten my rational humble pie
Deep down there’s no reason why

Dug the dirt, hope I’ve settled the score
I don’t wanna hear from you no more
Done my time in the combat zone
Don’t dig it up now, there’s nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones
Nothing left but the bones

Off My Mind 

I couldn’t give you anything, you ever asked me for
Golden chains and wedding ring, I asked “now what’s in store”
You looked so fine but in my mind, I knew this weren’t for me
Had to stick by my decision, though you could not see

But even after all this time
I can’t seem to get you off my mind, off my mind, off my mind, off my mind

I often sit here wondering, just where would I be now
Questions running through my head, if I’d taken that vow
You looked so fine but in my mind, I knew this weren’t for me
But I made the right decision, young single and free

But even after all this time
I can’t seem to get you off my mind, off my mind, off my mind, off my mind

I’ve seen you walking with your man, you smiled across the street
I had to go, you know it’s so, your eyes I could not meet
I wished you well, I could not tell, if the wounds had healed or not
I hope you realize by now, I could not tie that knot

But even after all this time
I can’t seem to get you off my mind, off my mind, off my mind, off my mind

 

Poison

Don’t you ever stop tryin’, to drain my veins
Your venom’s through, i’m feeling pain

Your death stare hurts me, you got a cobras tongue
You’ve got me poisoned, the damage is done

chorus:

All I want is you to poison me
Make me feel it, don’t you let me free
Don’t stop now, it’s not too much you see
Come on baby, see if you can poison me

When you touch my flesh
It hurts you bet
I love my poison
As much as I can get

It sets me free
This intoxication
You just can’t beat it
I love my poison

chorus (2x)

Don’t you ever stop tryin’, to drain my veins
Your venom’s through, i’m feeling pain

Your death stare hurts me, you got a cobras tongue
You’ve got me poisoned, the damage is done

chorus (2x)

Right First Time 

I can still remember all those years ago
Famous last words when you had to go
It was late one evening, it was starting to rain
That was on the day i’d never see you again

chorus:

You were right first time when you said you hated me
You were right first time when you said you had to go
It was a very happy day when you went away
You were right first time

chorus

I can still remember that look in your eye
Did you really want me just to bread down and cry
You felt so good when you made your break
But i felt better make no mistake

chorus

I can still remember when you stormed out the door
Did you really want me to come back for more
After you’d gone i just let out a sigh
I felt so good i just couldn’t think why

chorus

 

Saints and Sinners

A little extra to get by, a little smart, a little sly
A bit of extra on the side, we all know the reason why

Is there thanks for honesty, if you cheat, well who’s to see
Kept between just you and me, everyone will be happy

chorus:

Saints and sinners, losers and winners
Saints and sinners, losers and winners

All these years of saintly life, full of trouble, full of strife
Crime don’t pay or so they say, a little pay would make my day

I’m no sinner, I’m no crook, but you can’t get by with a saintly look
My giro has far to go, a little extra, who’s to know

chorus

A little more I’ve got to get, just enough for self respect
A fair share for you and me, of the black economy

A little extra to get by, a little smart, a little sly
A bit of extra on the side, we all know the reason why

chorus

 

Your Own Way



Reminiscing you and me, i can’t say i’m proud
No use turning back the clock- no use running wild
It made you realise there’s more to life than love and me
It made me realise that love and money ain’t for free

chorus:

Never have to turn away
Always living day by day
Never have to go halfway
Always going your own way (but that’s ok)

Stormy days and lazy ways, we’ve got no regrets
Found out what we really wanted, found it’s hard to get
Learnt my lesson well, that trap i’ll never fall in twice
Those memories, those battle scars, by now i’ve paid my price

chorus

Reminiscing you and me, i can’t say i’m proud
No use turning back the clock- no use running wild
It made you realise there’s more to life than love and me
It made me realise that love and money ain’t for free

chorus (3x)


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